Waverly, Illinois

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Waverly
Morgan County Illinois Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waverly Highlighted.svg
Location of Waverly in Morgan County, Illinois.
Illinois in United States (US48).svg
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 39°35′34″N89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250 Coordinates: 39°35′34″N89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
County Morgan
Area
[1]
  Total1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
  Land1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
678 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,307
  Estimate 
(2016) [2]
1,249
  Density1,209.10/sq mi (466.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62692
Area code(s) 217
FIPS code 17-79358
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Website www.waverlyil.com

Waverly is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,346 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named after the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott. [3]

Morgan County, Illinois County in the United States

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 35,547. Its county seat is Jacksonville.

Illinois State of the United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Geography

Waverly is located at 39°35′34″N89°57′9″W / 39.59278°N 89.95250°W / 39.59278; -89.95250 (39.592706, -89.952437). [4]

According to the 2010 census, Waverly has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all land. [5]

Waverly is the geographical center of the Illinois Community College District #526, which is served by Lincoln Land Community College.

Lincoln Land Community College is a community college in Springfield, Illinois. It has extended branches in different locations, including Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville, Illinois. The main campus is located less than half a mile from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. http://waverly.lib.uiowa.edu/exhibits/show/signs/map-page
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2015-12-27.